Chris and Karen

Adventure Travel and the Great Outdoors

Our blog of our travels, camping adventures, and outdoor recreation.


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Preparing to hike Yushan

Our application to climb Yushan has been accepted, so we decided we better start training for it. Yushan, or Jade Mountain, stands 3952m tall, and is the highest peak in Eastern Asia. The hike itself is 18.8km with an elevation change of 1352m. This puts it as our steepest extended climb, steeper than when we hiked Continue reading...

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Grand Canyon Rim to River and Up Again

How Karen prepared for and did the 26km (18 mile) hike to the bottom of the Grand Canyon and up again in one day.

Camping in the Fraser Canyon

What we saw and where we camped in the Fraser Canyon, British Columbia.

Hiking Tongariro Crossing, New Zealand

Our hike through the Tongariro Crossing and other adventures in New Zealand.


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How to Camp Comfortably

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Road Trip Through New Zealand

Camping, trip to Waiheke Island, Hobbiton, Tongariro Crossing hike, Waiktomo caves, and travelling on a budget.

Road Trip Through Australia

Sydney and Melbourne, camping and hiking in the red center, and snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef.

Camping in British Columbia

Where we like to camp in and around British Columbia.


Vacationing in Puerto Vallarta

Our budget-friendly trip to Puerto Vallarta.

Pacific Roadtrip

Road trip through Arches National Park, the Grand Canyon, Temecula, and the Pacific Northwest.

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